“I believe there were two stages to the match. We were very soft for defense in the first half. In the second half, we performed a tough defense. I also would like to tell you that the time-out I have taken at the end of the match was purposing to include Arda into the match. I would like to apologize to the rival coach if this was wrongly understood.
Anadolu Efes’s successful player Vladimir Stimac also stated his thoughts as: “This was a tough match for us. After the lost match in Euroleague, this was a leap to come back for us. This was an important win, we will prepare for Euroleague’s Unicaja Malaga match. We have lacking things and things to improve. We need to improve the defense in the second half of the matches. We will focus on that in the Unicaja Malaga match.”